Today's News

  • GOLF: Four local golfers in top 20 at Kentucky Open (08/03)

    Four local golfers are tied for 16th or better after the first day of the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in Louisville.

    Former John Hardin standout Stephen Montgomery fired an opening round 71, which put him in an eight-way tie for eighth place and six shots behind leader Blake Watts of New Albany, Ind.

  • Radcliff resident found guilty of stealing from employer

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    A former retail store manager was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty of theft by unlawful taking.

    Bill Woodrow Willis, 30, of Radcliff was accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida in Hodgenville. According to court records, Willis falsely entered transactions into the store’s computer, claiming they were returns and taking the cash for himself.

  • Leitchfield man assumes new role at E'town KSP post

    Kentucky State Trooper Norm Chaffins has been tapped as the Elizabethtown post's new public affairs officer.

    A 17-year KSP veteran, Chaffins is from Leitchfield and has served most of his time at the post as a trooper, he said. From 2001-2004, he was a detective.

    In conjunction with his time as a trooper, Chaffins said he was involved in several KSP programs, including the drug-prevention program Here's Looking at You.

  • Elizabethtown man sentenced in 2010 arson case

    An Elizabethtown man received a five-year probation sentence for second-degree arson stemming from a 2010 flash fire inside a trash receptacle at Standard Register’s plant in Radcliff.

    Philip Hudson, 21, will spend his probation time in Breckinridge County with his father and is not allowed to leave the county during that time, Hardin Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard said at Tuesday’s sentencing.

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  • Hardin County Chamber appointed to state chamber board

    Hardin County Chamber of Commerce has watched its profile heighten on the state level.  
    The Hardin County Chamber has been appointed to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors as an ex officio, or non-voting, member, said Executive Director Brad Richardson earlier this week.
    Richardson said the appointment already is paying dividends for the chamber with access to training programs and resources.

  • Water tower could ease water leak increase

    Infrastructure issues caused Vine Grove to see more leaks than usual in July.

    The new water tower is expected to improve matters when it is back online.

    The city’s Public Works Department responded to 17 water leaks in July, according to a department report released Monday during the monthly Vine Grove City Council meeting.

    There were four leaks recorded during the previous month.

    Mayor Blake Proffitt said the leaks have resulted from old pipes, and getting the water tower on Ky. 1500 will help.

  • KSP Post 4 plans Citizens Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 will offer a 10-week Citizens Police Academy beginning Sept. 13.

    The classes are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays with graduation scheduled for Nov. 22.

    The location will be announced at a later date.  Police related topics to be covered include criminal investigations, traffic stops and crash investigations.

    Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have no felony convictions.

  • Hungry children need our help

    TOPIC: Backpack Program
    OUR VIEW: Don't let our county's children go without

    School begins today around Hardin County.

    That means some children will bounce into school with excitement, others with apprehension and tears.

    Others — too many children — will finish the short school week not knowing if they will have enough food to sustain themselves until school next week.

  • Veterans memorial coming to Sonora

    Sonora residents want to show how much they appreciate veterans’ sacrifices.

    Part of a private residence in the city is planned to become a memorial park honoring veterans in the Sonora, Upton and Glendale area who have died.

    There are 65 known veterans from the area who have died, said Carol Rogers, who owns Carol’s Flowers and Antiques on Main Street in Sonora and has helped organize the effort.